Our local weekly newspaper had a feature story about Vermont Castings. I thought some may be interested in reading it. http://www.7dvt.com/2011vermont-woodstoves Two points in the article strike me a bit odd: One, VC is cited as the "inventor of the classical Yankee woodstove" and "as setting the standard". Second, other than Hearthstone all stove makers supposedly produce in China which seems to be quite a bit off the mark. Maybe the experts here can shed some light on it. P.S. Another good read is the "Hackie" column of a local cab driver: http://www.7dvt.com/searchindex/20 Usually very entertaining.